Eataly: Il Crudo

6 May

I finally got the chance to actually eat at Eataly with a friend recently.

I really liked the fresh farmer’s stand at the entrance.  Everything just looked great.  Made me want to go home and cook!

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We mulled around a bit and looked for a place to sit down so we could have a bite and a glass of wine.

We saw some open seats at the bar in front of Il Crudo (which is the side bar to Il Pesce) and decided to give it a whirl.

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Crudo usually isn’t something I’d seek out.  I like fish and a I like sushi, but isn’t crudo just glorified sashimi?

We ordered a sampler of 3 from their specials menu.

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And NOW I see what all the fuss is about.  Each one was better than the next, with fantastic, full flavors that didn’t overpower the fish.  They complimented each other incredibly well. These were 3 very enjoyable bites.

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We also ordered a meat and cheese board to make it a meal.  Each selection was packed with flavor, meat and cheese alike.

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And it came with a perfect pairing of honey and dried fruits.  Yum!

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Overall, I was very impressed with all the nibbles we had here.  It really convinced me that I need to go back and really dine here, as I was so impressed by the simple freshness and care to preparation.  Very good!  Can’t wait to return.

Total Nom Points: 8 out of 10


2 Responses to “Eataly: Il Crudo”

  1. S.I.F. May 7, 2011 at 3:13 am #

    I have a friend who would KILL for that meat and cheese plate! YUM!

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